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Amy Kean by Amy Kean on 16th June 2019

shots' columnist sups on sobering statistics as she investigates our industry’s hot new trend: the booze-free bandwagon. As the young turn away from hedonism, is our top festival’s inebriation imperative just a hangover from the past?

14th Jun
Cannes Predictions: Australia and New Zealand

Cannes Predictions: Australia and New Zealand

We speak to Simon Brock, Ben Welsh and Natalie Knight about the major contenders from their territories.

14th Jun
Cannes Q&A: Titanium with Owen Lee

Cannes Q&A: Titanium with Owen Lee

We chat with Owen Lee, CCO at FCB Inferno, about the Titanium category.

13th Jun
Cannes is awesome; but not in the way people think

Cannes is awesome; but not in the way people think

Too big. Too unwieldy. Too tech-focussed. Too money-minded. Too hedonistic. Ahead of next week, when a swathe of adland's global contingent will head to Cannes, The Moon Unit make the case for a festival which, while changed, continues to provide the industry with a dose of what it needs.

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Cannes Predictions: Brazil and Argentina Cannes Predictions: Brazil and Argentina
13th Jun

CannesPredictions:BrazilandArgentina

We speak to Joanna Monteiro and Nico Buris about the major contenders from their territories.

12th Jun
Cannes Q&A: Outdoor with Hugh Todd

Cannes Q&A: Outdoor with Hugh Todd

We chat with Hugh Todd, Creative Director at MullenLowe London, about the Outdoor category.

11th Jun
Cannes Predictions: Canada and the USA

Cannes Predictions: Canada and the USA

We speak to Craig Duncan, Joaqin Salim and Jeffrey Da Silva about the major contenders from their territories.

10th Jun
Cannes Q&A: Social Media with Andrew Murray

Cannes Q&A: Social Media with Andrew Murray

We chat with Andrew Murray, Director of Social Media & Content at TBWA\Dublin about the Social Media category.

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Cannes Q&A: Brand Experience and Activation with Jon Hamm Cannes Q&A: Brand Experience and Activation with Jon Hamm
7th Jun

CannesQ&A:BrandExperienceandActivationwithJonHamm

We chat with Jon Hamm, Global Chief Creative Officer at Geometry Global.

7th Jun
Simon Cook: Evolving Lions

Simon Cook: Evolving Lions

Cannes Lions’ new MD, Simon Cook, tells Kate Hollowood what’s new for 2019, and how an industry giddy from change requires an awards show that responds to feedback and evolves.

6th Jun
YDA seminar will tackle how brands - and directors - can help advertising be better

YDA seminar will tackle how brands - and directors - can help advertising be better

This year’s Young Director Award, which takes place in Cannes on June 20 at the Palais Stephanie, will feature an inspiring and insightful talk from renowned thought-leader, author, sustainability advocate and marketing guru, Thomas Kolster.

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